What does career mean?

Definitions for career
kəˈrɪərca·reer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word career.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. career, calling, vocationnoun

    the particular occupation for which you are trained

  2. career, life historyverb

    the general progression of your working or professional life

    "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"

  3. careerverb

    move headlong at high speed

    "The cars careered down the road"; "The mob careered through the streets"

Wiktionary

  1. careernoun

    One's calling in life; a person's occupation; one's profession.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  2. careernoun

    An individual's work and life roles over their lifespan.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  3. careernoun

    speed

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  4. careernoun

    A jouster's path during a joust.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  5. careernoun

    A short gallop of a horse.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

  6. careerverb

    To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.

    The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.

    Etymology: Mid 16th century, from carrière (a road or racecourse), from carriera, from carreira, from carraria based on carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from carraria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Careernoun

    a race course: the ground run over

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  2. Careernoun

    a running; full speed; a rapid course

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  3. Careernoun

    general course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career as a soldier

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  4. Careernoun

    the flight of a hawk

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

  5. Careerverb

    to move or run rapidly

    Etymology: [F. carrire race course, high road, street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]

Freebase

  1. Career

    Career describes an individuals' journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Career

    ka-rēr′, n. a racecourse: a race: course of action: manner of life; v.i. to gallop: to move or run rapidly. [Fr. carrière, a racecourse. See Car.]

Editors Contribution

  1. career

    A specific form of employment.

    Her career was very exciting.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1301

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3331

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'career' in Nouns Frequency: #484

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of career in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of career in a Sentence

  1. Frank Reich:

    When you finish the season the way we did, it eats at you forever. It will never go away, i've just seen this time and time again, not only in my own career, but you just look around in sports history, this happens. It happens where you go through an epic collapse or failure, and then that actually turns out to be the very thing that sparks you to go to that next level. That's what we're believing and thinking is gonna happen in Indianapolis.

  2. Stephen Gutowski:

    The Post's editorial board is certainly minimizing the critiques of Mr. Chipman's nomination which stem from both his time as an ATF agent and his second career as a paid gun-control activist, what's more disappointing to see from a major news outlet, though, is their decision to completely ignore recently-corroborated allegations Chipman made racist remarks while serving in the agency. That the editorial board doesn't even want to see the Equal Employment Opportunity complaints filed against Chipman before calling for his confirmation is remarkable.

  3. Reuters Photos/File:

    Ninety percent of his career was played here in New England, his pro football career. We take the voice of the fans here, so you gauge the temperature. A lot of people are upset that New England, the fans, the Kraft family, coach Belichick were not mentioned in the statement that Tom released today. I think that’s what people will remember here today.

  4. Stephen Miller:

    The left, over time, has made a concerted effort to occupy career slots in bureaucracies, you have this mutually reinforcing system whereby the schools that churn out the degrees that people take with them into the bureaucracy are likewise supporters of, and enthusiastic enactors of these policies.

  5. Majlinda Kelmendi:

    There was a moment when I said,' Why am I staying here ?' when I felt like nobody was taking my career seriously, at the same time my mum was telling me,' Go somewhere else, don't stay here,' and my coach was saying,' Hold on, we will find a solution, it's not always going to be like this.'.

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